NATIONAL: A private-sector group is setting its sights high with a plan to send more than 7000 indigenous children to some of Australia’s best schools.
NATIONAL: The federal government knows what has to be done to arrest the decline of the nation’s schools and needs the states on side to do it, School Education Minister Peter Garrett says.
NATIONAL: Federal Labor MPs have defended how long it is taking the government to respond to the Gonski schools funding review.
NATIONAL: The Australian Greens want the federal government to act on the Gonski school funding review by passing the recommendations into law by the end of the year.
NATIONAL: The federal government is delaying its response to the Gonski school funding review because it doesn’t have the money for the proposed education reforms, the coalition says.
NATIONAL: Teachers don’t need to be smart or gifted as long as they are passionate, federal School Education Minister Peter Garrett says.
NATIONAL: JEFF McMULLEN* wonders when Australia is going to start listening to the cries of Aboriginal children around the country.
NATIONAL: Aboriginal school education across Australia is in crisis, a leading academic says.
NATIONAL: The federal government wants to delay introducing a national curriculum but isn’t using the extra time to listen to stakeholders, the opposition says.
QUEENSLAND: The troubled Djarragun College in Cairns will keep running for now, with Noel Pearson’s Cape York Partnership taking over temporary control of it.
AFL INDIGENOUS ROUND: This weekend the AFL celebrates and honours the contribution of Aboriginal players to the Aboriginal game of Marngrook, or as its commonly known, AFL.
AMAZING PEOPLE, PLACES: Chris Graham travelled to Central Australia to research the affects of the Northern Territory intervention.
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